What's the easiest way to contract coronavirus - playing basketball with bare arms and legs, sweating, jumping into an opponent, or taking a test seated ten feet from others, wearing a mask, and with everyone supervised to prevent conversation or contact? The answer - basketball is safe, and intelligence tests are not, according to The … Continue reading Coaches urge no SAT tests for athletes. Scores now are low as 400 out of 1600!
At first blush FWD.us sounded like a nice organization. Maybe I was prejudiced - my initials are FWD (middle name: William), and twitter handle is @fwdpost. Was I wrong! FWD.us is just another way to increase profits for the elite and eliminate jobs for the rest of us, especially our STEM grads. This lobbying cabal … Continue reading FWD doesn’t mean “Forward” to this group of richest elite
Business-beholden members of Congress are falsely boasting that their 2017 tax law has been responsible for less unemployment and slightly higher hourly wages. They praise themselves and President Donald Trump for cutting corporate rates from 35% to 21%, eliminating most taxes on dividends and capital gains, doubling the exemption for inheritance tax, and dropping the … Continue reading Higher wages, more jobs not from Trump pro-business economy; instead credit goes to DOL for overtime exempt rule change
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTW-TDBKLDw A Montana coal miner's daughter recently found herself the honored guest of King Willem-Alexander at the Royal Palace in the Netherlands. It was a case of the guest being better-known than the host, despite title and wealth. Barbara Ehrenreich, Ph.D, who researched and wrote the best-selling Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in … Continue reading Nickels, dimes and dreams – author urges that all workers be fairly valued for their time and effort
House Speaker Paul Ryan's new tax law will save less than $9 a week for most working Americans, and many may receive cuts as little as $2.70. Meanwhile, a $1 million filer will gain $628 a week. The GOP plan smells like a few peanuts for the middle class and the elephant's share of the … Continue reading If Trump had kept his campaign promise, a $50k couple would save an extra $2,739 in 2018 taxes
Happy holidays came a few days early for big corporations and rich shareholders. Their income tax rate in 2018 will drop from 35% to 21% - exactly a 40% decrease. Next year, Medicare premiums will go from $109 to $134 per month - a 23% increase in one year. This additional deduction from Social Security … Continue reading Middle class seniors forced to pay for that 40% corporate tax cut with reductions to Medicare
Ayn Rand's novel, Atlas Shrugged, begins with a simple question: Who is John Galt? The answer comes in the last third of that 1957 book, where Galt emerges as the champion of capitalism and defender of Rand's Objectivism philosophy, which has opposed: Child and Adult Care Food Program Federal Housing Assistance Food Stamps Head Start … Continue reading Ryan thinks he is John Galt – defender of the rich, enemy of the poor, not a denizen of the swamp?
Remember the promise of a tax cut primarily for the middle class? For many Americans that will be a lie, and retired seniors will be hit the hardest, despite the attempted sleight of hand numbers game that "gives" you about double the standard deduction, but doesn't mention the loss of personal exemptions. Even worse, the … Continue reading Some seniors will pay a 296% tax increase under “Deep State” deal with media and politicians